Treating Casualties of a Nerve Agent

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    in relation to the post right above I've now checked two pictures of me taken on the same day and
    http://www.pictriev.com/fc.php "similarity" is 96% and they're "from the same person", fortunately LOL!
     
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    now
    Second Skripal Poisoning Suspect Identified as Dr. Alexander Mishkin https://www.bellingcat.com/news/uk-...g-suspect-identified-as-dr-alexander-mishkin/
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    Yesterday at 10:11 PM
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    Identity of second Skripal hitman 'is to be revealed in UK Parliament meeting next week' https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...tman-revealed-UK-Parliament-meeting-week.html
    • Investigative website has already unmasked one of the men sent to Salisbury
    • They plan to name the second man, who travelled to UK as 'Alexander Petrov'
    • A meeting has been arranged in Parliament next Tuesday for the announcement

    so gazeta.ru is following the events as I write:
    Он не новичок: Британия разоблачает «отравителя» Скрипалей. LIVE https://www.gazeta.ru/social/2018/10/08/12013351.shtml
     
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    Today at 12:38 PM
    now noticed this coverage:
    Salisbury attack - live updates: Second novichok suspect Dr Alexander Mishkin was 'awarded hero of the Russian Federation' https://www.independent.co.uk/news/...a-suspect-gru-alexander-mishkin-a8575306.html


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    It's also interesting how relatives of these people keep disappearing, especially after they give interviews to the press saying "yes, of course I know him - the family is very proud of his military service", etc.

    Given that these relatives were unlikely to know these men were going to be involved in an espionage mission, why would they have known to lie to the press? It's incredibly callous to punish people for just telling the truth about something that was no doubt not a secret, until the Russian authorities decided to classify that information and not tell anyone.
     
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    The whole operation, quite apart from being despicable, was poorly conceived and incompetently carried out, really - that's but one on a long list of failures.
     
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    I know this is an old post and since then it's become more politics and investigative but I just spotted this and feel an answer is needed.

    This answer is dose.
    The assumption made is that they should have died right there and then. No.
    The assumption from the media often based off pop culture and misinformation to down right disinformation is that when the victims opened the container it was like a cloud of invisible death. Like the Grimm reaper every step left only wilted and dead.
    No.
    First there is no such thing as "nerve gas" it's a liquid or powder.
    Second it's a question of exposure and persistence.
    Small exposure and short persistence can mean survival.
    Military chemical weapons tend to come in two modes long persistence weapons are those intended to permanently remove a location from use by the enemy.
    Short persistence is for a quick clearing operation. It removes the enemy from a location to allow that location to be seized.

    Next is of course dosing and even full chemical protective suits like those issues to soldiers allows a trace amount of exposure. Because the suits don't totally block the environment they filter exposure though a material like charcoal. Eventually though the filter will fill up and stop working. Or can be over whelmed by the amount of exposure.
    Even if a lethal dose it can take time to die.
    In 1987 one of the Soviet scientist involved in Novchuk was exposed to is creation though a faulty protective mask. He lived on until 1993. For Six hellish years he lived as the compound slowly killed him.
     
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    related:
    Counter Terrorism Police continue appeal over Salisbury suspects
    News • Nov 22, 2018 21:20 GMT
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    [Images: Alexander Petrov and RusIan Boshirov]
    Detectives investigating the Salisbury and Amesbury nerve agent incidents are releasing moving footage of the two suspects as they continue to appeal for information from the public.
    ...

    http://news.met.police.uk/news/coun...ontinue-appeal-over-salisbury-suspects-334173

    also https://www.gazeta.ru/social/photo/petrov-and-boshirov-new-photos.shtml
     

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